Sunday, December 17, 2006

Thursday night: New Games

Thursday, Chris, Tim, Larry, and R.J. made it over and we were almost done with our first-ever game of Tower of Babel (Reiner Knizia's Tower of Babel, by Reiner Knizia) by the time Beth and Roxanne showed up.

After that, it was time for Fearsome Floors, another new game for the group. I had to at least break it out of the shrinkwrap, or I might have keeled over dead, from sheer failure-to-game. It happens, you know.

Fearsome Floors turns out to be goofy and cool. There's a stand-up monster figure, and every turn, everyone moves their little dudes a few steps, and then the monster marches around, usually eating people. There is a pattern to the monster's movement - it mostly marches straight forward, unless it can see someone to the right or left who's closer. This allows for clever players to put their fleeing teenagers/FBI agents/little dog in a position to confuse the monster, so it marches right by them. Cute, and will definitely get played again.

Unfortunately, it's missing a blue wooden disk. I need to email Rio Grande Games and let them know... there are also some bonus stickers that didn't come with disks, so hopefully I can talk Rio Grande Games into sending me 3. I'll be happy to pay for the extras.

Gamecount: Individual game sessions played for the year = 193, New game titles played for the year = 43.


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